Fundraise Fundraise at work Corporate fundraising news Homeserve Homeserve IT department began supporting us in April 2016 when they held a staff vote, choosing us as their beneficiary for the year. Originally setting their target at £5000, they began their fundraising journey! The department got stuck in from day one, getting involved in office fundraisers such as cake sales right through to the organisation of a charity football match which raised over £1,500. In the first year, Homeserve donated over £11,000 to the Star Appeal, to build the UK’s first rare disease centre, doubling their initial target. Following a successful first year, Homeserve IT department chose to support us again in 2017/18 setting their target at £12,000 for our latest appeal; Critical Journeys. Once again, they have got involved in everything we suggest and go above and beyond by organising their own events, including putting senior directors in the stocks and Christmas fundraising. They have also been involved in various volunteering opportunities including delivering our Christmas and Easter gifts to our wards, bucket collections and football matches, and the annual Christmas ward decoration project. Daniel Haynes, Project Manager at Homeserve said “We have enjoyed a very successful 2 years supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity. The staff have been a joy to work with and we have loved the events that the hospital have asked us to get involved with such as Art Kart & Christmas Ward Decorating. We are proud of what we have managed to raise and know the money has gone to two great causes”. You can read more about Charity Champion, Dan, here Kirsty White, Corporate Fundraising Officer said “Working with Homeserve over the last two years has been a delight. They are keen to get involved in everything we do, and often go above and beyond what we ask. They have raised a fantastic amount of money for both the Star Appeal and the Critical Journeys Appeal so far, and we really have enjoyed our partnership with them.” We are so thankful for all of the hard work from everyone at Homeserve and can't wait to celebrate this amazing partnership!